Skip to main content

About your Search

20130211
20130219
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 121 (some duplicates have been removed)
to be here today. i'd like to introduce our special guest, lieutenant government gavin newsome. it (applause) at the thank you. >> also represent state mark malone's office tom ammiano. (applause) * >> all will return momentarily, i'm sure. paul henderson, representing mayor ed lee's office. [laughter] >> and to my right, i have the open house, our state association vice president and i'm sure other names, past president san francisco chapter. we have lots of our membership here including a couple of board members, kerry greenberg from fresno. [speaker not understood] is here. we have two representatives from san mateo county, barbara arieta and mike miller. i know people. at this time i'd like to say a few words about the california grand jurors association. it's an all volunteer group, 501(c) (3) dedicated to promoting the participation in the grand jury system, qualifies applicants to be grand jurors, bidthv awareness so we have consumers of the grand jury's product, report. at this point i'd like to turn it over for some lengthy introductions. >> thank you. thank you, keith. welcome, eve
in 2003. the federal government has required the states to be more rigorous before issuing identification cards. that's why the appellant can't get a valid government identification but more peerntly i want to emphasize if this commission decides that expired identification is okay with letters you will have a standard that is really arbitrary. what is enough? it's a letter from a former supervisor? is it a balance license? what standard are we going to use? >> >> and that would be unfair to the public at a whole. >> do you have any -- >> i do and the issue is background check and you stated the primary reason it requires a valid id so you can do a background check and issue a license for fortuneteller. >> that's correct. that's one of the reasons. >> which makes infinite sense to me, so if a medical marijuana card issued by the state requires a background check to be issued wouldn't it be valid for your licensing purposes? >> that's a good question. a thorough and complete background check starts with knowing that your backgrounding the person who is applying for the permit. if th
to the police department and even fewer call for government issued id with the permit application. those that don't require a government id include licenses for charitable solicitations, new photographer, even escorts service. >> >> and it's not ordinary commercial activity but first amendment and the u.s. supreme court held repeatedly where there are restrictions to carry out the first amendment rights should be construed and all reasonable laws are preserved with that, but there is another matter i need to bring to your attention tonight. and that is a week ago today i over nighted to this board and to the police department lawyer on the case a motion for your consideration it to provide a important new fact that arose since this appeal was filed and recently the state of california and san francisco county issued a picture id medical marijuana card for mary, an id that unquestionably meets the ordinance referenced and that you have a government id. however the board's executive director called me the next morning and said she was barred under your rules of allowing the president or a
to a large variety of the government sectors. in february 2008 the jewish coalition held a conference against human trafficking which included agencies such as the san francisco commission on the status of women, representative of the mayor's office and other nonprofits. this event also attracted members of the state assembly and a few congressional offices. at a meeting following our conference a i was asked to chair the larger group and my condition was that there be a cochair from the mayor's office at that time was catherine dodd. the san francisco collaborative against human traffic was born. in 2010 - from the beginning emily morassie (sounds like) executive director of the san francisco commission on the status of women was always involved as well as theresa sparks, executive director of the human rights commission. they were not only the core of the beginning but also generously offered to help us and support us and today that is where we are housed. we have a membership of over 28 agencies public and private representing a wide area of government agencies, law enforcem
a difference in how things are implemented that come from this sector of the government. i think that it is not respected in the health department, public health department. the things that are necessary to really help people with disabilities and prevent disabilities, and [inaudible] the city in very expensive ways. we have a public health director who is neither a md nor a scientist. he kowtows to the human services agency to support their grant program from tobacco taxes by paying no attention to chemical impacts for disability or people with disabilities. for instance, painting inside a building or maintaining the smoke ban shelters where people get sick from less cognitive ability and leading to cancer and asthma. they pay no attention to it. this is like a gas chamber in the city of san francisco and maintained as a public shelter. and in the sro's everyone can smoke and no attention paid to the disability cause by breathing other people's smoke. no option to get smoke free housing at low cost under the auspices of the city. now, these things are provided for peopl
thing i think we all can agree on is trust in government is not where it needs to be. so, in the spirit of trust, that spirit of openness, in this fish bowl we're living in, in the spirit of the age of amateurs and citizenship, i'm grateful for your hard work and i'm grateful for your stewardship, a remarkable democracy. not only here in san francisco, throughout the state and of course you represent to the rest of the country. so, thank you all very much. (applause) >> thank you, lieutenant government. -- governor. appreciate your presence and your message. it is important we recognize everybody mixes us up with the criminal grand jury. now we know what the civil grand jury is. thank you. i do have a message of thanks from theedthv the president of the california grand jurors association. unfortunately because of health reasons i cannot attend the grand jury public service announcement narrated by the lieutenant governor gavin newsome. so i cannot be here personally to thank you, i use this message to relay my appreciation and thanks as the president of the california grand jurors ass
milestone. they can continue to seek federal funds and approvals from the federal government. we also have project specific wins, two to highlight, mtc naming the downtown extension of caltrans, as two regional priorities. 500 million committed to the transit performance initiative. this is super important. something that tilly helped generate advocacy. this will allow investment in the urban corridor to make our existing transit infrastructure their work better, trying to identify bart and muni project that will provide more reliable and faster service. also the recent update funds, san francisco transportation plan. this helped develop the prop k expenditure plan. hitting on the ground. it is being done in parallel with the regional transportation plan; the regional transportation plan is giving us feedback and we are providing feedback to both the current plan in the next one down the pike; we just finished one and are already starting the next one. i can move a bit faster now. you can see in the timeline in many cases the authority was the first on the scene to start a new trend.
government's approach for rapid housing and not put them in shelters if we can avoid it and it's relevant to the people you serve and advocate for and people with disabilities have difficulties and wind up homeless and they don't know where to go. some of the things we have done we established that you can make a reservation with the shelter on 311 and that will be on line in the next month. if people want to access the line they can but if they want to use the 311 system they can do that. moreover people told us even if they didn't have a shelter bed at that point if they could have certainty when the bed would be available and not say you didn't succeed but in three weeks you will have a shelter bed. for people in the system to have the certainty and get the affairs in order and stay with a friend for two weeks and we will be accessing the 90 day bed and i will divurj for a minute and one of the things we have been successful is the life line program. it's a important program and has 2.1 million participants in california and we contribute any phone service towards that life line ac
of the mississippi, what does that mean? >> well, there are a series of government agency and design responses. and i think that what is significant to note, is that starting in 1996, which is really not that long ago, the process of the government of the united states becoming more and more involved in developing standards of practice and documents, honestly the design team is essentially obligated to use as well as the rva team has come into existence, why? why do they continue to evolve? that is simple. they keep current. and we all know that we have ages around the world who we pay the tax dollars for to collect information. >> protective design strategies are enhanced and we need to learn from lessons, what structural engineers and what architects have done on projects to make them safer? you heard him say that in 08 and 09 we were in a conceptual phase and into a schemeatic phase in 2009 and ten. and as the design has emerged so has the information and intelligence and opportunity for the building and protective design standpoint. there are many other guidelines other than the ones that i menti
to california government code section 54956.9(c) and san francisco administrative code section 67.10(d) (2). item 15, conference with legal counsel - pursuant to california government code section 54956.9(a) and san francisco administrative code section 67.10(d). and item 16, pursuant to government code section 54957 and san francisco administrative code section 67.10 (b), to consider public employee appointment/hiring for the position of assistant general manager for infrastructure of the san francisco public utilities commission; and pursuant to government code section 54954.5(f) and administrative code section 67.8 (a) (5). >> people, please exit the room. >> werbach in order. commissioner moran makes a motion to assert -- >> attorney -- >> no, not disclose. >> all right. >> second. >> all those in favor signify by saying aye. >> aye. >> owe those opposed? motion carries. discussion and possible action to approve the terms of employment contract. we've already heard public comment on this, haven't we? >> no, we actually haven't heard on this. we just heard about going into closed sessio
. but from the government perspective which is who we are, unless someone is breaking the law there is very little that the government can do to stop people from talking or singing or performing. the main -- >> what about playing drums? >> the main tour we have right now is the noise level. you are allowed to have free speech. you're not allowed to have it any volume you want. that's the main constraint right now. and as far as entertainment commission is concerned, amplified sound is something that's within our jurisdiction. >> and when you suggest somebody does if they have a problem with, say, the bucket man, who should they call for resolving the case? >> i would probably start with -- if you are government intervention that your assumption is, you should probably begin with police, not emergency, 311, and build in the main tools that you have. >> from our perspective, there are no other tools, right? >> your example, so it's clear to everyone, is use the bucket man. >> right. >> and a bucket is not an amplified instrument. >> right. >> therefore, that person, even if he or she walked i
. and then we're going to be offering 50 workshops and the topics is doing business with the government to how to toward a mobile truck business. we'll have other activities from 530 to 9:00 p.m. and small business commissioners we'll all be in attendance. then on friday may 17th small things will be taking place around the city we'll have more information later. on saturday may 18 there will be sidewalk sales. and we once again will wave the sidewalk fees. and thalz i have at the moment >> what date again is the deal at the met iron. >> may 13 that can and we're trying, you know, if we get our funding we'd like to tint the outside because we'd like to have leave people come and so there's two key opportunities for the commission may fourteen the there no awards of sermons and then thursday evening for the awards. those are the two key things for the commissions to be attending >> and may 13 to may 18th is what. commissioners i'll follow-up >> are we going to have a reception again. >> excuse me. and then the board of supervisors we will be hosting the reception. >> and is supervisors
, to the association of bay area governments executive board. >> okay. seeing no public here, public comment is closed. supervisor breed, would you like to make a motion? >> so moved. >> i will second it. without any objection, i will move this forward. madam clerk, can you call item number 11? >> item number 11, motion reappointing supervisor eric mar, term ending february 1, 2017, to the bay area air quality management district board of directors. >> any public comment? seeing none, public comment is close now closed. supervisors, would you like to make a motion? >> so moved. >> second. >> without any objection, move this motion forward. madam clerk, can you please call item number 12. >> item number 12, motion reappointing supervisor john avalos, term ending february 1, 2017, to the bay area air quality management district board of directors. >> okay. seeing -- is there any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisors, is there a motion? >> so moved. >> second. >> without any objection, move this forward. item number 13, madam clerk. >> item number 13, motion amending the boar
francisco, open government. >> i appreciate if you stop my time... >> no problem. >> apparently you turned it off. >> is it on? >> if i could get my three minutes, i would appreciate it. again, ray hartz, director of san francisco open government. one week ago officers visited my home investigating a comment based on me based on the public comments made at a library meeting. i asked for a copy of the police report and record of the visit. when certain documents were withheld, i followed the sunshine ordinance complain and on december 5th, the case was heard and they found the department in violation for of not with the failure to respond in a timely manner and i will give you a brief explanation as to what that entails. this is the time line regarding the request. the library commission met on february second of 2012. i filed the incident report filed two days on the fourth and i was visited on the 6th. i expected and miranda another officer. on march the 14th i put in an idr following the discussion, even though they had visited my apartment there was absolutely no record in the san franc
amendment. there was an application to the state to the federal government to increase reimbursement for mental health. and although the federal government agreed to that increase going forward, it has never paid the amount that's retroactive to the time of application. so, that is a significant part of the general fund public health deficit. they do have some savings of 4.7 million on the expense side, but they have this big deficit on the revenue amounting to a net shortfall in public health of 10.8 million. laguna honda hospital has additional revenue because the state has recently increased the per diem rates that they pay for hospital stays. clearly 90, 95% of the patients at laguna honda are medicaid eligible, therefore the state pays a significant portion of that care. and those rates have been increased. so, that will represent an increase to the revenue to the hospital. however, laguna honda is over spending in salaries and in pharmaceuticals. and, so, their net conditions, they will have 5.8 million of a surplus. so, what we will do is we will reduce their general fund subs
in government i have no problem of labeling it hostile. look at the public comment. at january it took four hours for the general public to get a chance to speak and here today comes after 35 minutes. to members of public have to make a minimum commitment of half a day. this shows what you care about. especially, when public talks you get up and talk to each other and many of you leaves the room. we wouldn't not all of those nice people while dissenting comments are made. they then there's restrictions on free speech. and at no time in the handling of any members do the public get to speak to this board of supervisors before you take final action. >> thank you next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors i'm peter executive director of library users association. last month library you areers association won a case at the sunshine task force. the majority of members there void that the arts commission had unlawfully withheld information it was to keep us from getting our rights serviced. but that win of 4 to 3 was not enough to overcome what the board of supervisors did to make sure it won'
-- no heavy metal music, no rap music. this is from the government. government is not supposed to do that. music cannot be amplified. it misses the point. marching bands are not amplified. there are large gosple choirs too. better conditions relate to the structure in the physical space and soundproofing. security enhancements through the space. that is everything in a nutshell. if you have any questions about any of that i'm happy to answer. >> president fong: thank you. there may be questions when we open up public comment. is there any public comment on this particular item? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioner hillis. >> commissioner hillis: a couple of quick questions. you have the ability to revoke the permit too? >>: yes. ultimately, it's -- a long suspension proceeding is what precedes that. it goes back to the first amendment issues. we don't act fast and step in immediately and say "permit revoked." there is a process that involves notice and the opportunity to respond. there is an eventual suspension of the permit. it is important to keep in mind for your inform
to all government taxes it will reduce the voter thresholds from two-thirds to 55 percent. as i indicated it would apply not only to transportation but other kinds of special taxes as well and that is my report. >> thank you, very much. colleagues do you have any questions on this report? >> thank you. are there any members of the public that would like to comment on this report? >> okay, seeing that there is no members of the public, public comment is closed. >> this is an action item. is there a motion to provide it? >> so moved. >> thank you very much. >> without objection? >> this motion passes. clerk, please call item number five. >> and i did five and i will call six. >> internal accounting report and investment report for the six months ending december 31, 2012 and this is an information item. >> good morning, commissioners, fong and this is the internal and accounting report and investment report for the six months ending 31. 33 you have the balance sthaoet and 34 you have the statement of expenditures with the changes in budget. these are presented for your information. as of dec
of california government code section 81 104, subdivision a has incorporated into local law by san francisco campaign and governmental conduct code section 1.1 106 for not accurately reporting either the correct amount loan or the date that the loan was deposited into the committee's bank ak. four, one violation of san francisco campaign and governmental conduct code for not providingdoms that were required to keep within ten business days after a request by ethics commission staff. five, 16 violations of california code section 1 4104 as incorporated into local law by san francisco campaign and governmental conduct code section 1.1 06 for faying to maintain detailed records that document the days on which his committee made 15 expenditures, the amounts of the expenditures, the names and addresses of the payees or description of the goods or services. 6,15 violations of san francisco campaign and governmentality conduct code subdivision a1 for failing to make 15 campaign expenditures from the candidate committee's bank account. each commissioner who participated in a decision to find probabl
us that amount of count of the amount of people in your district i can ask the government to give you more money to build housing. supervisor kim i'm very proud you asked for the community to have more housing. we need to walk up all of you. how many people have lost their arm and legs in war and have no housing yet? god bless >> don't give money to the frenzy of the library and the abuse of money in our community is so flag grant is to outrageous. the for years the friends of the library advertised and solicit money that it would raise money for lights and other things had or that are need in the library. how do we arrive at the finger of $5 million that the library admits is undocumented. it claims $5.2 million is a gift. for the rest we have documents from the house of public works. and we have seven hundred and 65 millions are for self-check out systems. overall the friends of the library raised over $40 million by fellowship e telling the people of san francisco that it was for the libraries and spent less than 1 million for that purpose. the friends were allowed to proceed with
a level of balancing by the government entity looking at the record, whether the public interest favors disclosure or non-disclosure. >> interesting. a little background music for your viewing pleasure. >> i have arranged for that for all of my legal advice to be scored. [ laughter ] >> choreography comes next. >> chair hur you have answer d my question on the analysis. i just need to be reminded of the analysis that had been rendered at the october meeting. [tkpwhra*-ufrpblgt/] what . >> thank you >> what would be the appropriate motion -- do we need to take an action or is that the sanfords city attorney's determination? >> my understanding is that we would have to vote to release. >> >> what would be the approximate motion to accomplish that? >> i think the motion would be to release the document as redacted by miss herrick. before we do that, this was calendared as a single agenda item. i do take mr. menat shaw's point that they are separately enumerated within item no. 4. but i do think we can take them together. is that right, mr. givner? >> yes. >> okay. although it
30 year. the corette foundation i knew as a young attorney and filling the gaps where government couldn't make it happen. and we went to the corette foundation time and time again to ask for money to do housing advocacy, when we were doing education for tenants in public housing, the corette foundation was there. the last 30 years, the corette foundation has been there for the st. anthony's dining hall and in the last year, another $1 million in contributions from the corette foundation to make sure this dining hall go its chance to be rebuilt. [ applause ] >> so st. anthony can increase their space by 42% in the land use and also build the housing. and while we are reminded there is still $2.5 million and i know we're going dig deep in our pockets to help get that done, because it will get done. miracles happen completely, not just partially. that i want to thank and recognize susan, because i know the transition from who we knew to be the face of the corette foundation happened years ago. she has picked it up with the greatest spirit, the greatest honor that can possibly be pr
stakeholders between city government and community groups. we're going to attend -- supervisor avalos is attending that meeting and invited me to go and we will come back to you if something from that meeting and lafco work on and we can present it at that time. municipal bank is something that we will continue to work and monitor it. work with the stakeholders on that item. they're occasionally giving questions they ask. i know miss miller answered super of zoo some of the questions and we will come back to the commission at this point and inform you of that and get direction which way we want to go should we get to a point lafco play a role in that item. the next is the enrichment fund. after discussions with supervisor mar there is stuff going on with that right now. lafco doesn't have a role right now but we will monitor it through the commissioner mar and his office and we will inform you of that and city wi-fi and after doing research into that. there was discussion in this commission before i started here so i had to do real research into this. this commission doesn't take
willful of government and i didn't have my rights or health protected. the city's behavior is reprehensible. it lied and covered up or seriously investigate or even to acknowledge or contact me regarding serious and documented claims of harassment and charges of discrimination as it is required to do under its own civil rights complaints procedures. from day one the city of san francisco has seen me not as a human being but as a legal problem and demands for my rights as an annoy ansz. it has seen as the primary responsibility not the protection of my health but the protection of itself and the employees and legal staff. as a consequence my health has been unnecessarily and permanently compromised. i have very much enjoyed the work i have done at the mayor's office on disability for the past 10 years and i have done it well. i am proud of the work that mod does to ensure compliance with the ada on the part of city departments with respect to city departments, and i have the greatest respect and admiration for all of my coworkers at mod, every single one of them. part
on mission street. this meeting is broadcast live on san francisco government television sfgtv cable channel 78 and d.v.d's of this meeting are available for purchase directly from sfgtv. thank you for your attention. at this time we will conduct our swearing in process. if you intend to testify at tonight's hearings please stand, raise your right hand and i "i do" after being affirmed. notice any member may speak pursuant to the rights in the sunshine ordinance and the administrative code. thank you. do you swear that the testimony you are about to give is the truth and nothing but the truth. >> thank you. we will move to item number one which is public comment for any member of the public that would like to speak on an item that is not on the calendar. seeing none. item two is commissioner comments. >> am confirming they will miss the march 6 meeting due to business out of the country. >> thank you. any public comment on item number two? >> i'm going to advise i will be done and also due to business. >> is the adoption of the board's minutes for january 16, 2013. commissioners.
to announce that san francisco has also received funds from the federal government. president back barrack obama and the department of justice has recognized the great events that san francisco has started and want us to continue to acted indicate violence here in san francisco and start a global movement. (applause) everyone here is touched by domestic violence. if you say you do know, it may be your co worker it could be your sister who doesn't want to speak out it could be your mother or grand mother. i do this in memory of a fellow co worker a fellow public sector attorney laura sweat who was murdered by her husband and in that moment, two young children were left without a mother. i do this in her memory and in hope that her children will no longer see anymore violence and i do this in the hope that the world will see no more violence. thank you for joining one billion rising. you have the power to save lives. (applause) thank you julie sue the president of the commission and the status of woman. are there vagina's around? yeah are there pussies here? , my name is medical knee ma
the government general bond oversight committee and said the number here is not a valid number. and they asked some questions of the chief financial officer of the library and she admitted yes we don't have anything to back that up. at that point it was only $6 million and now it's $10 million and it went from $1.6 million in january of last year to over $10 million by the end of the year. and none of that was contemporaneous documents. it's all of them going back now and trying to justify all the lies that they have been telling to the public in the prior years. and i have also got a sunshine order against the city librarian for withholding -- primarily because he didn't want it exposed that he didn't have any idea whether those numbers were presented were valid. >> good afternoon commissioners i'm patrick -- here on my own time as a private citizen. first, i am going to ask mr. renne to recuse himself when you got to my item given the article about mrs. renne's foundation in last month's westside observer. second i would like to know when this commissioner is publicly going to inform memb
francisco open government. as i mentioned earlier, every agenda of every board and commission in this city has on its agenda know your rights under the sunshine ordinance. and yet it is really really a task to push that rock up the hill and get people to actually follow the law. for example, this body in my 150-word summaries, when i had four orders of derrillation from the sunshine ordinance task force, all of which were ignored until at some point somebody made a decision that my 150-word summaries would go into the minutes as required by law. there is no explanation about that, simply changed. so now i have got one issue being handled by four different commissions in four different ways. trying to get documents is one of the most frustrating things that a citizen in this city has to deal with. you want to get involved in the public issue. you want to get, in particular, financial records. and yet, city employees in this case, or in my case, louis herrera, the city librarian used his office to withhold public records from me. he just basically didn't want it made apparent to the public
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 121 (some duplicates have been removed)